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  • DECEMBER 2018 NEWSLETTER

    The SHSE Administrative Team

    Ms. Jeanne Harding, Interim Dean of SHSE Dr. Michael Bird, Chair of HES

    Dr. Wendy Miner, Chair of Education Mr. James Judd, Director of the RPDC

    Dr. Amy Teten, Chair of CMDS Dr. Brenda Wheeler, Chair of Nursing

    Ms. Mona Davis, Assistant to the Dean / Editor

  • December 2018 Commencement Commencement ceremonies for the Winter Class of 2018 will be held Saturday, December 15. Of the 299 candidates (as of this writing), 85 (≈ 28%) are from the School of Health Sciences and Education. The Registrar Office reports the following numbers: The Communication Disorders (CMDS) Department has 20 candidates: 8 for Bachelor of Science (BS), and 12 for Master of Arts (MA) in CMDS. The Education Department anticipates 18 graduates from the Master of Arts in Education (MAE): 12 in Elementary Education, 1 in Foreign Language Education; 2 in History/Social Science Education, 1 in Social Science Education, and 2 in Music Education. Health and Exercise Sciences has 3 candidates for the BS in Athletic Training, 22 for the BS in Exercise Science, and 12 for the BS in Health Science. Nursing expects to graduate 10 with the BS in Nursing. Dixon Faculty Research Fund Dr. Carolyn Cox (HES) and Dr. Jocelyn Prendergast (MAE-Music) are the recipients of the Dixon Faculty Research awards for AY 18 – 19. Established by former President Barbara Dixon, the fund was designated to support faculty research and / or creative activity. Funds rotate among the five Schools, and this year the funds are awarded through the School of Health Sciences and Education. Dr. Cox’s project is to produce a publishable paper based on her abstract Population health-focused competencies for inter-professional education and practice that will focus on the history and progression of the public health field in inter-professional education / practice, integrating more population-focused concepts and activities into pre-licensure inter-professional education interventions, and recommendations as to the role of public health professionals in inter-professional healthcare teams. Dr. Prendergast’s project is a multiple case study examining the experiences of six pre-service music educators who have engaged with popular music genres over two semesters as a part of two courses. She is interested in learning how those experiences have challenged the students, how they felt about what was asked of them, and if they see themselves possibly incorporating popular music into their future careers as educators. While the broader field of popular music education scholarship is relatively new, research considering the pre- service music educator’s perspective is virtually non-existent. Portfolio Workshop A portfolio workshop for faculty who are applying for promotion, tenure, or third year review will be held Tuesday, December 18, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., in Violette Hall 1220. Anyone is welcome to attend, regardless of whether materials are due this year or not until the future. Coffee and snacks will be provided. Communication Disorders Dr. Julia Edgar, Dr. Ilene Elmlinger, Ms. Andrea Richards, Dr. Amy Teten, and Ms. Melissa Passe attended the American Speech – Language - Hearing Association (ASHA) annual convention, in November, in Boston, Massachusetts. CMDS presentations at the ASHA Convention included the following: Dr. Amy Teten and Erynn Skoglund, CMDS graduate student, presented their research: “Personality Traits, Social Participation Patterns, and Vocal Habits of College Students Relating to Glottal Fry”; Dr. Ilene Elmlinger and Dr. Julia Edgar presented “A Model for Recruiting and Preparing Undergraduate Students for Doctoral Programs in CMDS”; Dr. Julia Edgar presented a poster on “Voice Problems in the Clergy”; Ms. Melissa Passe made the following presentations “Ethical Challenges Affecting Practicum and Researchers: Strategies for Reporting and Resolution” on November 15, and a poster session entitled “Ethical Misconduct: Where Everybody Knows your Name” on November 16.

  • Stacey Pettit, CMDS graduate student, attended the fall Speech Pathology Association (SPA) meeting, November 16. The Speech Pathology Association is a group of northeast Missouri speech language pathologists, speech language pathology assistants, speech implementers, and paraprofessionals who work in public schools. Meetings are held twice per year to share ideas, challenges, and new information and to host professional development programs. The professional development program for the November 16 meeting was an online presentation about Interactive Metronome. The CMDS Department hosted a Graduate Student Open House, November 3. The 13 attendees were from Truman State University (5); University of Central Missouri (1); Iowa State University (1); Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville (5); and Missouri State University (1). The Communication Disorders Association (CoDA) (CMDS Student Organization) is continuing their Diaper Drive. The first Diaper Drive occurred in spring, 2016. One in three families in America struggles to afford diapers for their children, and there is little to no support available to help families struggling to provide this necessity. CoDA is collecting diapers and wipes for families in Kirksville who are experiencing need. The first Diaper Drive of the fall semester began in September and will continue throughout the semester. Donations of diapers and wipes will be collected in the Speech and Hearing Clinic. The diapers will be given to families in need at the Salvation Army, Friday, December 7. Education Dr. John Jones presented The Second Empire: International Schools and the Creation of Modern Japan at the 2018 History of Education Society (HES) Annual Conference, in November, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As chair of the HES Archives Committee, he also delivered the Archives Committee annual report.

    The Truman Northeast Missouri Alumni Chapter held their fall banquet November 13. The banquet featured the presentation of the Northeast Missouri Alumni Chapter Bulldog Forever Award. Dr. Julie Lochbaum, Professor of Education, was the recipient. The award is presented to the chapter member who demonstrates dedication and support for both the Northeast Missouri Alumni Chapter and Truman State University. Congratulations, Julie, on this well-deserved honor!

  • Dr. Summer Pennell, assistant professor of English education, and Emily Stobbe, MAE student in Secondary English, attended the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Convention in Houston, TX from November 15-18. Dr. Pennell presented a paper based on her original research titled "Critical Community Building through Twitter: Increasing Student Voices in a YAL Course." She also participated in mentoring sessions for practicing teachers and co-facilitated a roundtable session titled "Amplifying and Celebrating Intersectional and Transectional LGBTQ+ Voices." This roundtable was sponsored by the Gender and Sexuality Equality Alliance (GSEA), of which Pennell is the Chair. Emily Stobbe presented in a roundtable session for pre-service teachers titled "The Future is Now." Her presentation was titled "How Can we Talk about Race in the Classroom?: A Critical Race Theory Content Analysis of Missouri Learning Standards for 6-12 English." This stemmed from research Emily and Dr. Pennell completed over the summer.

    On November 9th, the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) hosted their annual Leadership Lock-In from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm. With the theme of 'Fresh Hot Cup of Leadership', the evening focused on leadership development skills and how leadership relates to coffee. The event began with fantastic presentations by Dr. Miner, the Head of the Education department, and Janes Dreamweaver, Director of Fitness-Wellness at the Campus Recreation Center. Students from across campus then led attendees in a Question and Answer panel to learn more about varying perspectives in leadership from student leaders from around campus. After a quick break for pizza, the event concluded with several activities lead by members from NRHH. There were nearly 30 students in attendance and the overall response was very positive! NRHH would like to thank everyone who attended the event, as well as Dr. Miner, Janes Dreamweaver, and all of the student panelists who were able to make this event a success. We look forward to planning next year's Lock-In! NRHH is an honorary organization for students living on campus. Its goal is to represent the top 1% of leaders living on campus. NRHH’s focus areas include service, recognition, and leadership. To find out more about NRHH please contact Sammy Garret at trumanrhanrhh@gmail.com. ~ by Sammy Garrett, president of Truman chapter of NRHH

  • Mr. Tristan Daniels was a guest of Kappa Delta Pi, October 25. Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, was founded in 1911 to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. Mr. Daniels is a secondary English and history teacher at Green City High School and is a MAE graduate. He shared tips on looking for jobs, interviews, classroom management, collaborating with colleagues, and much more. ~ by Rebecca Neilhouse

    Graduate student Rebecca Neihouse, senior Kate Marnati, and advisor Dr. Wendy S. Miner attended the Kappa Delta Pi Convocation in Indianapolis, Indiana, November 1 - 3. Kappa Delta Pi is an international organization with members coming from several different countries.